Posts with the category “fundamentals”

Bare-bones Cryptocurrency Investing Guide
by Doug Faust on December 8th, 2017
Several lecturers and writers in the cryptocurrency space advise doing months and months of research before acquiring any cryptocurrency.  We present this under a different philosophy, that the best way to learn is by doing.  Also, we acknowledge human nature makes months of monk-like research while the price climbs higher somewhat unrealistic.  As such, here’s a bare-bones tutorial explaining how...  Read More
Valuations for Cryptocurrencies I – The Equation of Exchange
by Doug Faust on November 26th, 2017
Cryptocurrencies are a new asset class.  The last major new asset class, common stock in companies, existed for hundreds of years before Benjamin Graham fully elucidated metrics for their valuation. Likewise cryptos exist and have market prices established through very liquid markets, but one of the first questions on any newly interested party’s lips is “well, what should a Bitcoin be worth thoug...  Read More
Phone Security for Crypto Assets
by Doug Faust on November 2nd, 2017
Admittedly, cryptocurrency ownership has some enervating aspects.  Depending on how much you like rollercoasters, one of those aspects might be the volatility. However, the irreversibility and the overall Code Is Law ethic of blockchain should inspire caution and respect.This is especially true if you’ve gotten complacent about centralized commercial services like credit cards giving almost painle...  Read More
Is Bitcoin Real
by Doug Faust on October 25th, 2017
“Bitcoin isn’t real!”  I’ve seen this objection in variants with up to three exclamation points, so it really must be self-evident.  Perhaps it’s only the crypto-zealots and those poor people who they momentarily beguile with mathematical proofs who are so lumpen as to not understand.Maybe if one just repeats “it’s not real” three times while clicking the heels of their loafers, they will be trans...  Read More